LAS VEGAS — The Warriors had an extensive practice today at Palo Verde High School.
Because the high school band was practicing on the stadium field, the Warriors warmed up for about 45 minutes at a neighboring field.
It was a solid workout, with the Warriors working on several different schemes, particularly on special teams. Of note:
• David Graves, the injury replacement for strong safety Spencer Smith, worked out at both quarterback and safety. He also was on special teams.
• Nickelback Richard Torres is the likely replacement for Smith at strong safety. In packages involving five defensive backs, the Warriors are mulling these options: 1) Keep Torres at strong safety and play either Lewis Walker, John Hardy-Tuliau or Jordan Gomes at nickelback. 2) Move Torres to nickelback, and use Kenny Estes at strong safety.
• Liko Satele is working out at both DE positions, with the intent of lessening right end Kamalu Umu’s workload.
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Two cousins of quarterback Bryant Moniz made the drive from California to drop off Moniz’s computer. After making the delivery, Michael and Matt Moniz hung out for a bit, then made the drive back to California. The cousins — both Warrior Beat readers, by the way — said they wanted to save Bryant Moniz the $90 in FedEx fees. Plus, they wanted to say hi to the team. Both have lived in California for a while, but still are UH season-ticket holders for football.